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NFL Draft History: Baltimore Ravens' Top 5 Best Picks Ever

The Ravens have historically been one of the best drafting teams in the NFL since joining the league in 1996. In their inaugural draft, the Ravens landed two future hall of famers in the first round. The drafted left tackle Jonathan Ogden out of UCLA with the fourth overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, and middle linebacker Ray Lewis with the 26th overall pick.Ogden entered the NFL...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

If you doubt the success of the Baltimore Ravens, do your research

Have you seen our 20th season patch yet? GALLERY: http://t.co/ArcfMrAbX0 pic.twitter.com/sBAhEXVGcE — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 23, 2015 The last time we saw a significant stitched patch on a Baltimore Ravens jersey was when the Ravens took the field in New Orleans against the San Francisco 49ers back in 2013 before winning their second Super Bowl title in franchise...
Via cover32
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ravens extension for Jimmy Smith only matters if he can stay healthy…

CB Jimmy Smith is one of the top 5 corners in the league….when he’s actually able to get on the field. On the surface it’s a great deal for both the Ravens and their top cornerback Jimmy Smith. But when I analyze it, I keep coming back to the realization that it really doesn’t mean much in the way of winning football games unless Smith can somehow break his injury jinx...
Via Ravens Football Machine
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Ray Rice has been effected by the Greg Hardy and Tim Tebow signings

2014 was a year Ray Rice will never forget. Ray Rice went from being one of the premier, all-purpose running backs in the NFL, to exiled and looking for a new team. Both Greg Hardy, who has had off the field issues on his own and is currently facing a 10 game suspension, and Tim Tebow, the polarizing quarterback, signed with teams within the NFC East this off-season. Here’s how...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Re-Sign RFA S Will Hill

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Ravens S Will Hill has signed his restricted tender worth $1.542 million. Baltimore ultimately used a low-round tender on him, which would have prevented them from receiving any draft compensation had another team signed him to an offer sheet and the Ravens passed on matching it. Hill, 25, originally signed ... The post Ravens Re...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Re-Sign RFA K Justin Tucker

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Ravens K Justin Tucker has signed his restricted tender. According to Wilson, Tucker’s second-round tender will pay him $2.356 million for the 2015 season. Tucker, 25, played out his three-year, $1,440,000 rookie contract with the Ravens and is already in the discussion for the best kicker in the NFL. There has ... The post Ravens...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating The Ravens’ Pre-Draft Depth Chart

View image | gettyimages.com As the 2015 NFL Draft approaches, the focus shifts from NFL teams’ existing rosters to what the future roster may look like with the addition of the new talent picked up at the draft. For the Baltimore Ravens, the 2014 season may not have ended with another championship added to its collection, it was still a successful season. Sure, there were...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Was Reid an exception to the Ravens’ most important rule?

We all know the Ray Rice story. It’s not disputed that the Baltimore Ravens’ tolerance with players’ off-field issues has become very little. In fact, many analysts predict that the Ravens will not be taking certain players in the upcoming NFL draft, solely because they’ve shown early signs of off-field issues. “We think everything that you do off the field has an impact...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris’s Take on Jimmy Smith’s 4-year Extension

View image | gettyimages.com After watching Baltimore’s secondary falter at the hands of the Pats in the post-season, many Ravens fans are looking for an improvement in the secondary. Even though he’s not a new addition to the team, fans should be overly excited to hear that Baltimore and CB Jimmy Smith have agreed to a 4-year, $48 million contract extension. Jimmy is in...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN thinks this is the year the Baltimore Ravens take over again

With the 2015 NFL schedule being released, Baltimore has emerged as a popular pick to win the AFC North. Even though they have been dealt a difficult hand, having to play the entire NFC West, which in recent years has been among the best divisions in football, ESPN NFL Nation reporters are predicting a record that could lead to a round-one bye in the playoffs. #BaltimoreRavens ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens 2015 schedule

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports The Baltimore Ravens will open the 2015 regular-season with a road game against Gary Kubiak and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 13. The Ravens play five nationally-televised primetime games: Week 4, Oct 1: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Thursday Night Football)Week 7, Oct. 26: at Arizona Cardinals (Monday Night Football)Week 12, Nov. 30: at Cleveland...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough road to hoe for Ravens in the first 4 games of 2015 NFL schedule…

Man, so much for being rewarded for pushing the Patriots to the limit in the 2014 playoffs… The Ravens got hit in the face with a pie in the form of the first four games of the new schedule… Opening away at Denver… against a fresh Peyton Manning in warm weather?… Oh no, you want to play Denver when Manning is wearing down and can’t feel the ulnar nerve endings in his throwing...
Via Ravens Football Machine
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Baltimore Ravens' 2015 Schedule

Despite all the matchups for 2015 being released directly after Week 17 of last season, the NFL schedule release is still a huge part of the NFL offseason calendar. Getting the specifics of a matchup, learning which weeks are home and which weeks are away and seeing how many primetime games have been awarded are all vital parts of the preparation process for the incoming season.The...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens extend CB Jimmy Smith

This was originally reported to be a 4-year, 48 million dollar deal, but that’s not entirely accurate. Smith’s contract is worth 48 million, but that’s including the 6.9 million dollar player option he has for 2015. This contract is actually “only” worth 41.1 million in new money over 4 years. That’s an average of 10.275 million annually in new money, good for 6th highest...
Via The Football Fan Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens, Cornerback Jimmy Smith Agree to Contract Extension

The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday that they have given cornerback Jimmy Smith a contract extension. The 2011 first-round draft pick had one year remaining on his rookie deal and was set to cost the team $6.898 million against the salary cap this season. Sources reported to Pro Football Talk that the extension is for four years and $48 million, with $21 million guaranteed....
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens, Jimmy Smith agree to 4-year, $48 million extension

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The Baltimore Ravens and cornerback Jimmy Smith reached agreement on a contract extension Tuesday. Smith was entering the final year of his rookie contract before agreeing to a four-year deal worth $48 million with 421 million guaranteed. A first-round draft pick in 2011, Smith was due to earn $6.898 million in the final year of his rookie...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Ravens Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Ravens are up this soggy Tuesday. BALTIMORE...
Via DraftSeason
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Two exclusive rights free agents the Ravens must sign…

WR Kamar Aiken has not yet signed his tender from the Ravens… this guy has proven he can make big plays under pressure, and the Ravens need all the talent they can keep at wideout… Cornerback Rashaan Melvin actually just did sign his tender from the Ravens—the 6-2, 193 undrafted veteran from Northern Illinois was a lifesaver for the Ravens late last season… From the Ravens...
Via Ravens Football Machine
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Looking To Trade For First Round Tight End in NFL Draft?

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew could be a trade target for the Baltimore Ravens during the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, according to ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley. “The time for the Ravens to make a trade is during the draft,” Hensley writes. Hensley also mentioned Marcedes Lewis as a trade target, but the Jaguars TE restructured his contract about five hours...
Via Gridiron Grit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub: Ravens have best QB room in all of football

Before the Baltimore Ravens signed 11-year veteran quarterback Matt Schaub, the quarterback depth behind Joe Flacco was extremely thin. Schaub was nearly the only viable option for the Ravens to latch on to. That said, head coach John Harbaugh seems to be happy with his ultra-cheap one-year, $3 million investment, saying, "The bottom line is Matt [Schaub] is a very good fit for...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens owner: Team 'stupid' not to have domestic violence policy

Prior to the 2014 season, the NFL didn’t really have much in place in way of a domestic violence policy. That all quickly changed in large part thanks to Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens.   There aren’t many who would disagree in the assessment the Ravens did a lackluster job in handling the situation surrounding their now-former running back. However, a lack of policy at...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens O-lineman has study published in math journal

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel is one of a handful of very large men who protect quarterback Joe Flacco and his $20 million average annual salary for a living. He also may be a genius. No, seriously. As Bloomberg Business pointed out, Urschel recently published an incredibly complex math study in one of those...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens release Bernard Pierce after DUI arrest

Self-fulfilling prophecy here. The Baltimore Ravens have released running back Bernard Pierce after he was arrested on DUI charges early Wednesday morning. During his arrest, Pierce told the officer that he was going to be released by the team the next day. Unfortunately for Pierce, that became a reality mere hours after he was released from policy custody. The Ravens, who have...
Via Sportsnaut
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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